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July 8.


A large and enthusiastic meeting was held in New Haven, Ct., in response to the call of President Lincoln for volunteers. Speeches were made by Senator Dixon, Governor Buckingham, Rev. Dr. Bacon, A. P. Hyde, T. H. Bond, Rev. Dr. Nadal, G. F. Trumbull, C. Chapman, Capt. Hunt, and others. Commodore Andrew H. Foote presided over the meeting.


Gen. Shepley, Military Commandant of New Orleans, this day issued an order extending the time in which those who had been in the “military service of the confederate States” could take the parole to the tenth instant.--Gen. Butler issued an order authorizing several regiments of volunteers for the United States army to be recruited, and organized in the State of Louisiana.


A reconnoissance by the First Maine cavalry was this day made as far as Waterloo, on the Rappahannock River, Va.--A band of rebel guerrillas visited the residence of a Unionist named Pratt, in Lewis County, Mo., and murdered him.


John Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians, addressed a letter to Colonel Weer, commanding United States forces at Leavenworth, Kansas, informing him that on the seventh day of October, 1861, the Cherokee Nation had entered into a treaty with “the confederate States.” --(Doc. 147.)


President Lincoln arrived at Harrison's Landing, on the James River, Va., and, accompanied by Gen. McClellan, reviewed the army of the Potomac.--Governors Salomon of Wisconsin, and [38] Olden of New Jersey, issued proclamations calling upon the citizens of their States for their quota of troops, under the call of the President for three hundred thousand men.


The letters from Gen. McClellan to the War Department, concerning the occupation of Gen. Lee's residence at White House, Va., were this day laid before Congress.--The removal of Secretary Stanton from the War Department was suggested in various portions of the country.

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